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If you're a writer, how much snake oil have you bought this year?

“During a gold rush, sell shovels.”  – Sam Brannan, San Francisco, 1848

If you’re rushing out to look for gold, you really do need a shovel. 862 more words

Books And Publishing

Why Your Book Distribution May Be Disappointing

“This is for all of the authors or presses that wonder why their books aren’t appearing in stores; aren’t being sold in e-book form on bn.com but are on Amazon; aren’t available for order if a store wants to get copies; and any other question that might arise regarding the overall concern of “why isn’t my book selling?”   The answer is about book distribution and sales: just because a book is distributed, doesn’t mean it is actually in a store.” 114 more words

Books And Publishing

Article published in Think Australian 2016

As part of my current job at Books+Publishing, I wrote an article titled ‘Selling strong’ about Australian rights successes, which has been published in the 14th annual edition of… 20 more words

Vicki Stegink

5 Things Publishing Involves that Aren't Proofreading

My Mum had her sixtieth birthday recently, and threw a party for about sixty guests. Six months in the planning, it was a titanic organisational affair — but, thank God, it went well. 1,421 more words

Books And Publishing

Top Five Ways to Have an Awful Book Cover

“I’m constantly looking at book covers as part of my “job” here at Indies Unlimited. On top of that, I run into authors posting their covers in groups all the time, asking for input. 191 more words

Books And Publishing

Free - three books for three days

It’s time for a late August giveaway set for August 28 through August 30 on Amazon for the Kindle editions of The Sun Singer, The  463 more words

Books And Publishing

Publishing Scams & How they Work

“Many self-publishers start their book projects with unrealistic expectations and misunderstandings about how publishing works. A huge industry has arisen to prey on writers who are unsure of the path. 82 more words